Johnson's Baby Powder May Give You And Your Children Lung Cancer Later In Life
You do not have to be an asbestos miner to have developed mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer that goes unnoticed among other forms of lung disease
Monday, August 23, 2021 - Even though most talcum powder lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson rest on whether or not their iconic brand of baby powder caused women to develop ovarian cancer, thousands of other people allege that using Johnson's baby powder to keep dry and smell nice between and after showers has caused them to develop mesothelioma, a deadly form of lung cancer. Mesothelioma is the signature disease of inhaling asbestos and affects those whose job it was to dig up asbestos in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Miners were apt to develop the mysterious lung disease that eventually caused them to slowly suffocate to death as were those who lived, worked, and played near the asbestos mines. Asbestos and talc, the main ingredient in Johnson's Baby Powder, are found together in nature either adjacent or overlapping one another. To mine, talc is to mine asbestos as both are blasted from the ground using explosives and then scooped up by a machine when they float to the ground. Even the most seemingly pure talc deposits contain a small amount of asbestos and health authorities have said that there is no safe level of talc that can be inhaled or otherwise ingested.
People today are surprised when they learn that the beauty care product they trusted on themselves and their babies could contain asbestos and have given them lung cancer. Johnson & Johnson has gotten away with selling the highly carcinogenic talcum powder for decades without warning the public because they control those in the FDA that could have decided to begin to test and monitor the product. Instead, the FDA looked the other way despite knowing that asbestos was interspersed with talc and that the methods used to find asbestos in talc were inadequate for the job.
Thousands of Americans may now have Johnson's Baby Powder cancer and not know it. That is because the painful effects of inhaling talc and asbestos gradually build up over time. It could take a decade or more of using talc-based powder before lung issues become apparent. MesoWatch.com, a leading provider of information for those who suffer from mesothelioma, concurs that making a connection between inhaling asbestos and receiving an accurate diagnosis is problematic. They write, "For most people, symptoms will develop long after the initial asbestos exposure, with a latency period ranging from 20 to 71 years—this can make it difficult for those exposed during childhood or early adulthood to make a connection between their current symptoms and long-forgotten exposure." Even then, doctors that diagnose a lung problem mostly mistake it for something else and label it another type of fatal lung disease like Emphysema, Pneumonia, Asthma. The early signs of mesothelioma are shortness of breath, chronic dry cough, and eventually chest pain and coughing up blood. Even then, if a person's history is not working in an old government building or school, a doctor would never think to ask if the patient used talcum powder regularly and for many years. ">